House Bill 1964 would force the federal government to scrap its current management plan and environmental assessments for new ones. And it would require the federal government to hold annual lease sales in NPR-A.
The development plan could be one of the last decisions for Ken Salazar; he’ll leave office as soon as the Senate confirms his successor.
Gov. Sean Parnell took to social media Tuesday to reiterate his call for lower oil production taxes.
Alaska’s congressional delegation says restrictions on land proposed for the 36,000-square mile National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska could create problems for Arctic offshore drilling.
Parnell says the state is currently looking at a decline in revenue next year, due to factors including lower oil prices. If that situation holds, he says he will seek less spending.